Men’s softball competition to go ahead for now
A PLAYER dispute threatens to derail Maryborough Softball Association's men's competition.
Some of Maryborough Softball's players received a shock last week when they arrived for their regular games but their opponents were nowhere to be seen.
It meant no games went ahead as planned and there is some doubt the rest of the season could be canned.
Maryborough Softball are doing all they can to ensure the season goes ahead, though there are no games scheduled for this weekend as the association works towards developing a stable competition.
Various formats have been discussed between players and the association, though it appears no agreement has so far been reached.
The association is desperate to ensure the men's competition does go ahead, and it is understood they will try every possible avenue, including the introduction of more junior players, before a final decision is made.
While the men's competition struggles the women's has gone to another level.
There are at least five teams in the women's competition, while the juniors are as strong as ever.
Both Maryborough and Hervey Bay Softball Associations are on the hunt for more players. Go to the grounds on game days for more.